Archinect - News 2016-08-28T22:20:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149956296/curve-appeal-will-be-globe-s-first-freeform-3d-printed-house "Curve Appeal" will be globe's first Freeform 3D printed house Julia Ingalls 2016-07-06T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T13:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ih/ihlkvr82n8hy1ldl.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947412/earth-s-first-3d-printed-office-created-in-17-days-for-half-the-labor-cost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was an office</a>, and now, it's an entire 3D printed house. Well, mostly 3D printed: while the "primary vertical structure, roof, and large portions of the facade will be freeform 3D printed, the glass enclosure and interior finishes will be conventional construction" for the&nbsp;future Chattanooga, Tennessee house,&nbsp;according to a <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2016/06/30/the-worlds-first-freeform-3d-printed-house-is-slated-to-open-in-2017/#3c8fd6505153" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forbes</a> article.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcas38l0nfgq3wb5.jpg"></p><p>Freeform 3D printing is far more versatile than traditional 3D printing, primarily because it allows designers to create shapes in open space, while traditional 3D printing requires that the printer be larger than the object it is trying to create.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ed/ed1vl1c78d00hvuc.jpg"></p><p>In this particular case, a&nbsp;3D-printed matrix of carbon-reinforced ABS&nbsp;plastic will be used to print the complex outer facade of the house. No official construction cost has been released as of yet; the 800 square foot house, which was designed by WATG&rsquo;s Urban Architecture Studio,&nbsp;has an estimated completion date of 2017.&nbsp;</p><p>More in 3D printing news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947412/earth-s-first-3d-printed-office-created-in-17-days-for-half-the-labor-cost Earth's first 3D printed office created in 17 days for half the labor cost Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:14:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47e34aeari4hsu7t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A very large 3D printer measuring 20 x 120 x 40 ft (6 x 36 x 12 m) did most of the work, printing the building by extruding a cement mixture layer by layer, in a similar method by which WinSun's 3D-printed homes were made (WinSun is involved in this project too). There were also some additional smaller mobile 3D-printers used too, however. It took 17 days to print the basic building, but it then required finishing both internally and externally.</p></em><br /><br /><p>How many people does it take to 3D print an office? Well, according to <a href="http://m.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-ruler-unveils-world-s-first-3d-printed-office-632747.html#.V0Uzk_l9670" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arabian Business</a>, "The labour involved in the printing process included one staff to monitor the function of the printer, in addition to a group of seven people to install the building components on site as well as a team of 10 electricians and specialists to take care of the mechanical and electrical engineering." Also: the building was completed in 17 days, and saved 50% on labor costs when compared to traditional built projects of a similar size.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8v3ygmz9mqq6w5rz.jpg"></p><p>Located in Dubai's Emirates Towers complex, the 250 square meter office was installed on &nbsp;its site in two days.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vc/vchn7ip5qu5lowsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/636bqa72z9237tz0.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovations in large-scale 3D printing:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121663958/the-future-of-3d-printing-will-be-neoclassical-villas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The future of 3D printing will be...neoclassical villas?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square Ellen Hancock 2016-04-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fe0518572f4ffa6ba19ba78fd2b53f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, has been unveiled in London&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square. The 1,800-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the relating topics in this article check out these links:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us29olgfjinab11z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149904913/you-can-steal-designs-from-a-3d-printer-just-by-listening-to-it You can steal designs from a 3D printer just by listening to it Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-08T19:11:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T02:02:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/klxoknhlsjzwjtpg.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, have demonstrated a method by which a 3D design could be reverse-engineered by analysing the vibrations picked up from a common 3D printer. [...] a basic recording made with a smartphone could capture enough information to recreate a given object. Data including where the nozzle is, how it moves and for how long it is expelling plastic can be picked up, and recreate designs with 90 percent accuracy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Can you encrypt live sound?</p><p>More on 3D printing:</p><ul><li><a title="Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></li><li><a title="3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></li><li><a title="MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a title="Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots</a></li><li><a title="Singapore company launches world's first 3d printer/scanner hybrid" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120908279/singapore-company-launches-world-s-first-3d-printer-scanner-hybrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore company launches world's first 3d printer/scanner hybrid</a></li><li><p><a title="Which Architect Is Winning The 3D Printing Rat Race?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103170138/which-architect-is-winning-the-3d-printing-rat-race" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Which Architect Is Winning The 3D Printing Rat Race?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users Justine Testado 2016-02-02T19:30:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T15:31:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/704j2jftj8vubw4k.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So 3D printing didn&rsquo;t even have much of a chance before the railing began regarding fumes and toxicity and in general, the question of how sick we might be getting while the filament takes its time melting nearby...[A recent University of Texas at Austin] report seems to offer up fairly common sense information, although they do state that more studies should be done regarding exposure to fumes and potential carcinogens, and should be weighed against usage patterns while 3D printing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This health concern isn't brand new, but it's surely something that deserves further research.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132492446/esa-proposes-a-village-on-the-moon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESA proposes a village on the moon</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch 3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch Julia Ingalls 2015-12-30T14:38:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T22:00:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1th4ctrd38i6x7e.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2,000-year-old arch is all that remains of the Temple of Bel, part of the Syrian Unesco World Heritage site, captured by militants in May. It will be recreated from photographs, using a 3D printer. The institute behind the project hopes the arch will draw attention to the importance of cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more in innovative 3D printing news, do check out Archinect's coverage:&nbsp;</p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132492446/esa-proposes-a-village-on-the-moon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ESA proposes a village on the moon</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epwynm1o2excdrop.jpg"></p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x1/x1c84ezexs65pbjw.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140413341/vote-on-which-3d-concrete-puzzles-of-cities-places-to-model-next" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vote on which 3D concrete puzzles of cities &amp; places to model next</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9l/9l6aduxixc7myosl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143070988/the-2015-holiday-gift-giving-guide-for-architects The 2015 holiday gift-giving guide for architects Julia Ingalls 2015-12-10T19:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T19:57:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jx9isnowsu2qse9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you&rsquo;re asking yourself, &ldquo;What should I give the architect(s) in my life?&rdquo; the answers are here: we came up with a slew of architect-appropriate gifts, ranging from clothing to furnishings to apocalyptic salvation, for that special detail-oriented someone. The best part? Absolutely no clich&eacute;d, Frank Lloyd Wright tchotchkes. You&rsquo;re welcome.</p><p><strong>ALTERNATIVE MODELS</strong></p><p>These model-based items reconceptualize seemingly static spaces and processes in aesthetically pleasing (and quite efficient) ways. Archie Archambault&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959476/throwback-throughway-when-gps-fails-these-gorgeous-mental-maps-help-you-navigate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mental maps</a>, which represent cities not with GPS-accuracy but rather in the way we mentally and physically navigate them (for example, by landmarks extending outwards in concentric circles) are not only intellectually stimulating, but visually gorgeous too. Damien Murtagh's <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/08/design-for-life-arckit-architects-modelling-kits-plug-gap-in-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arckit models</a>, meanwhile, have a more practical application: by creating a kind of pre-fab, quick-to-build scale model house kit, architects can spend less time with tedious adhesives and more time modifying ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140413341/vote-on-which-3d-concrete-puzzles-of-cities-places-to-model-next Vote on which 3D concrete puzzles of cities & places to model next Julia Ingalls 2015-11-04T15:12:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:32:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0k3poklzht55lin.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First, there was a competition: specifically, the What-To-Print-In-3D? design contest, in which Planbureau studio won a Makerbot Replicator 2 capable of printing 100 micron resolution samples for the molds of their LOGIPLACES 3D concrete puzzles. So far, they've created 16 to 36 piece puzzles of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137879810/exceeding-height-restrictions-to-break-a-housing-logjam-in-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125306108/budapest-national-gallery-ludwig-museum-competition-sn-hetta-and-sanaa-tied-for-1st-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Budapest</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135187052/the-grand-canyon-is-contaminated-with-mercury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Canyon</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92648/student-works-evolver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> in the Alps.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/87/875n0cebqen7v6o5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/56o9ndqy2e0jjdx6.jpg"></p><p>Now, the firm has taken to <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/logiplaces-puzzle-out-your-landscape#/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a> to start an entire line of printed puzzles to, according to a press release, "create a product that can be completely custom-made to represent any chosen place, one with a great memory, someone&rsquo;s hometown or a company&rsquo;s headquarters and its surroundings." Contributors to the new campaign (which needs to raise $15,000 by mid-December) will be able to cast their vote on which place they'd like to see modeled next.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrl4raxyi7utjnn5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/63uu0q02xf65akdb.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138958669/powering-your-som-designed-house-with-your-car-and-reverse Powering your (SOM-designed) house with your car (and reverse) Nicholas Korody 2015-10-14T14:55:00-04:00 >2015-10-14T14:55:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5g1uo7dnghveity0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Department of Energy has created a new model for how we can connect the way we power our homes and vehicles. Dubbed AMIE... the platform features special technology that allows a bi-directional flow of energy between a dwelling and a vehicle. In other words, the house can fuel the car and the car can fuel the house. What's more, ORNL used 3D printing technology to build the dwelling and the vehicle...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/byivttigdzww6pxy.jpg"><br><br>AMIE, or Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy, is a hybrid of different futuristic technologies, mashed together into a single platform. First, both the house and the vehicle were 3D printed.<br><br>The former, a single-room structure, was designed in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings and Merril and features vacuum insulated panels, a micro-kitchen, and a rooftop photovoltaic system.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erdd8t820dfhxu3g.jpg"><br><br>The car, despite looking a bit like something from Mad Max, can be modified with new, 3D printed parts. It includes an electric hybrid power-train that uses natural gas to supplement the energy provided by the house.<br><br>Right now, it's a heavy vehicle, but researchers are working to make it lighter, as well as experimenting with external combustion engines, bio-fuel powered internal combustion engines, hydrogen fuel cells, and flow batteries.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moipyasc2glekg30.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hf5evkq8h2ikz6u3.jpg"><br><br>The real jaw-dropping element of the prototype is that it allows a bi-directional flow of energy: from the car to the house, and vice versa.<br><br>Today, many electric cars can b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138591099/the-mars-ice-house-envisions-the-day-earthlings-can-live-with-ease-atop-the-martian-surface The Mars Ice House envisions the day Earthlings can live with ease atop the Martian surface Justine Testado 2015-10-10T11:52:00-04:00 >2015-10-11T00:46:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zs/zshsa1yehczp79uc.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>So continues the space-age fantasy of humankind someday living successfully on the Red Planet, or undertaking expeditions to the far ends of the universe. In this spirit, NASA and America Makes' launched their <a href="http://americamakes.us/Challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D Printed Habitat Challenge</a> late last year, wherein multi-disciplinary teams proposed shelters equipped to endure the environments of Mars and (eventually) deep-space exploration.</p><p>Following rigorous evaluations by the jury and a public showcase at the NYC World Maker Faire this past September, the eight-member Clouds AO + Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch) team took home the overall winning $25,000 prize with their "Mars Ice House" design, out of 30 finalist submissions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bk/bk4sjhf1u2ry3css.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/77dkjaq84iraafxo.jpg"></p><p>Enticing sci-fi aesthetics aside, the Mars Ice House's optimistic approach focuses on interior-to-exterior terrestrial concepts that could enable inhabitants to live comfortably and in harmony on the Martian surface, instead of buried underneath and completely closed off. "The architecture of ICE HOUSE...e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank Alexander Walter 2015-09-01T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-09-07T08:12:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfi0vtwt2vtpr8g5.jpg" width="514" height="705" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As 3D printing advances from its plastic roots, we&rsquo;re seeing more and more materials passing through its nozzles. Metal, glass, random gunk&mdash;each new filament opens the door to new manufacturing applications. Now researchers have made a printer they claim can use up to ten different materials at once. The &ldquo;MultiFab,&rdquo; made by MIT&rsquo;s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), could offer a relatively low-cost option for the multimaterial 3D printing market.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="http://cfg.mit.edu/sites/cfg.mit.edu/files/paper.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full paper,&nbsp;<em>MultiFab: A Machine Vision Assisted Platform for Multi-material 3D Printing</em>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122302552/uc-berkeley-team-unveils-bloom-3d-printed-cement-structure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC Berkeley team unveils "Bloom" 3D-printed cement structure</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121663958/the-future-of-3d-printing-will-be-neoclassical-villas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The future of 3D printing will be...neoclassical villas?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120908279/singapore-company-launches-world-s-first-3d-printer-scanner-hybrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore company launches world's first 3d printer/scanner hybrid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134730873/architecture-in-fashion-design Architecture in fashion design Julia Ingalls 2015-08-20T17:01:00-04:00 >2015-08-20T17:01:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/showfgd955f5wmc4.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although fashion magnate <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/124872429/architects-having-a-non-architectural-career" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Ford</a> does not make much of the fact that he studied architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/87291/parsons-the-new-school-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons The New School for Design</a>, that early influence can still be felt in his body of work, as it can with Daniel DuGoff, an architectural alum of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17418/washington-university-in-st-louis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington University in St. Louis</a> turned fashionista who has recently been attracting <a href="http://www.stylenochaser.com/article/architecturally-sound-ddugoff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press attention</a> for his technically exquisite yet stylish clothing line DDUGOFF. However,&nbsp;the industry has also been venturing into other traditionally architectural realms. In May, the <a href="http://www.shining3d.com/fashioncontest/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shining 3D Fashion Show Design Contest</a>&nbsp;invited participants to submit <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79607750/if-you-think-3d-printing-is-disruptive-wait-for-4d" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed</a> clothing options:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qltq12yqdyvzax74.jpg"></p><p>The aesthetic structural sensibility of fashion, while obviously existing in a different material realm, shares much with the most visually engaging and relevant architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6cyfb2s8joyefcy.jpg"></p><p>This structural appreciation extends beyond clothing into <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/472439/material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">film</a>. When Tom Ford directed the adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's "A Single Man," he had the principal character live in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8504/john-lautner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Lautner</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92435/architecture-s-hot-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schaf...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132492446/esa-proposes-a-village-on-the-moon ESA proposes a village on the moon Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:43:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/pu398j97ykmonglr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon.&rdquo; &ndash;Professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Director General of the European Space Agency Johann-Dietrich Woerner has proposed creating an international village on the moon, partly as an apolitical way to bring more countries into the space program, and partly as a way to realistically pursue new frontiers in cosmic exploration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mt5xq55wc039a9wy.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Although <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/58983/nasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a> is currently investigating <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/429377/3d-printed-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing</a> a base on Mars, Woerner's proposed village would also enable scientists to test print much closer to home. The idea of 3D printing on the moon is not new&ndash;<a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> previously worked with the ESA to design a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66633417/foster-partners-works-with-european-space-agency-to-3d-print-structures-on-the-moon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed&nbsp;lunar module</a> for four people from layers of regolith&ndash;but the village would be considerably more complex. As the BBC reports, Woerner said that&nbsp;&ldquo;A Moon village shouldn&rsquo;t just mean some houses, a church and a town hall. This Moon village should mean partners from all over the world contributing to this community with robotic and astronaut missions and support communication satellites.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7dev5p8ueilsph6.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/129807944/amsterdam-could-get-a-new-3d-printed-bridge-built-by-robots Amsterdam could get a new 3D-printed bridge built by robots Justine Testado 2015-06-17T18:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T13:04:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6blqia0f0wcri1dr.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MX3D, a research and development startup company, will use robots to 3D print a pedestrian bridge across one of Amsterdam&rsquo;s canals. The versatile six-axis robotic arms will &lsquo;draw&rsquo; steel structures in 3D, starting from one side of the canal and building across until it reaches the other end. The robot will also print its own support, which allows it to work autonomously. The location of the bridge will be announced soon and construction is set to commence in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="New Googleplex will be built by robots" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></p><p><a title="Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125510369/liquid-metal-discovery-paves-way-for-shape-shifting-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots</a></p><p><a title="Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125374469/robot-gives-a-helping-hand-as-taubman-college-breaks-ground-on-new-school-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition</a></p><p><a title="Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106106961/self-folding-robot-based-on-origami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami</a></p><p><a title="Gensler LA wants to use drones to alleviate the scale limits of 3D printing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100171363/gensler-la-wants-to-use-drones-to-alleviate-the-scale-limits-of-3d-printing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler LA wants to use drones to alleviate the scale limits of 3D printing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122302552/uc-berkeley-team-unveils-bloom-3d-printed-cement-structure UC Berkeley team unveils "Bloom" 3D-printed cement structure Archinect 2015-03-06T20:49:00-05:00 >2015-03-15T16:30:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t25cmln8di0efp2o.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A UC Berkeley research team led by Ronald Rael, associate professor of architecture, will unveil today (Friday, March 6) the first and largest powder-based 3-D-printed cement structure built to date. The debut of this groundbreaking project is a demonstration of the architectural potential of 3-D printing. It will close the fifth annual Berkeley Circus, which celebrates the research and accomplishments of the College of Environmental Design (CED) community.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/121663958/the-future-of-3d-printing-will-be-neoclassical-villas The future of 3D printing will be...neoclassical villas? Alexander Walter 2015-02-26T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T22:08:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/3584bad1dbce4a457da9cc721f4fa118.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Outside, across the car park of this otherwise unremarkable industrial estate, is a grand, neoclassical mansion that recently became a global internet sensation . It is the world&rsquo;s first 3D-printed villa. [...] Not all architects are convinced that 3D printing is good for architecture as a discipline. [...] "It may come without economic cost at a small scale but in architecture, if we are not careful, this is at the expense of integrity.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98258696/rapid-construction-china-style-10-houses-in-24-hours" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rapid Construction, China Style: 10 Houses in 24 Hours</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120908279/singapore-company-launches-world-s-first-3d-printer-scanner-hybrid Singapore company launches world's first 3d printer/scanner hybrid Nicholas Korody 2015-02-16T19:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:10:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/deejb05tszwe1sj9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nanyang Technological University's (NTU Singapore) start-up Blacksmith Group today launched the world's first compact 3D printer that can also scan items into digitised models. Named the Blacksmith Genesis, this user-friendly device allows users without much knowledge of 3D software to scan any item, then edit the digitised model on the computer and print it out in 3D.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Funded through an Indiegogo campaign, the printer-scanner contains a 2-inch LCD display, Wi-Fi capabilities, an SD-card reader and a USB connection (but only weighs 6kg). The device utilizes a unique rotary platform and can print objects twice as large as similar-sized printers currently available. It's also fast: scans take only about 6 minutes.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.blacksmith-group.com/blacksmith-genesis/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blacksmith Genesis</a>, which looks a bit like a coffee maker, is currently available for pre-order at US $2,200.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118272300/textscape-depicts-the-evolution-of-printing-in-3d-printed-documents "Textscape" depicts the evolution of printing in 3D-printed documents Justine Testado 2015-01-13T14:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:51:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lcbuu9ucsgwak7kp.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Textscape" by interdisciplinary artist and University of Hawaii at Manoa educator <a href="http://hongtaozhou.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hongtao Zhou</a> is a visually engaging work of 3D text documents that nods to one of the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China: printing. The letter-sized documents examine how the role of printing has shifted from duplicating text to producing objects, thanks to the rise of 3D printing.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o76g9n0uhs990nlq.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x70phbhktqzm04jl.jpg"></p><p>Reflecting Zhou's background in furniture design, sculptural installation, and architecture, the documents are 3D depictions of their respective subject matters, such as cities or landscapes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49xes0wl2upu0is3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p6pjtve4steabcl.jpg"></p><p>Zhou&nbsp;&mdash; and a group of participating artists consisting of Tyler Francisco, Rhealyn Dalere and Chin Fang Chen from the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture&nbsp;&mdash; created additional Textscapes "written" in braille, different languages, calligraphies, and number systems with the intention to turn the pastime of reading into an interactive process and into works of art that can be widely appreciated.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116345851/4d-printing-introduces-the-dimension-of-transformation-over-time 4D printing introduces the dimension of transformation over time Archinect 2014-12-19T14:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T20:25:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/sanbsl89jt6l32wc.jpg" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These sorts of structural deformations are not new &mdash; researchers have already demonstrated &ldquo;memory&rdquo; and &ldquo;smart material&rdquo; properties. One of the most popular technologies is known as&nbsp;shape memory alloy, where a change of temperature triggers a shape change. Other successful approaches use&nbsp;electroactive polymers, pressurised fluids or gasses, chemical stimulus and even in response to light.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112961869/is-the-architectural-profession-still-relevant Is the Architectural Profession Still Relevant? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-11-05T15:40:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T22:17:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/frvgmebsy2q5geae.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of my heroes for this kind of thinking is Denise Scott-Brown. Her application of historical, ethnographic and sociological thinking to urban design and architecture is still incredibly radical, but has been completely overwhelmed by Venturi&rsquo;s obsession with signs and language.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Automated&nbsp;<a href="http://failedarchitecture.com/2013/03/game-over-for-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design processes</a>, critique on the profession&rsquo;s culture, DIY-design and wider trends put pressure on the social and public relevance of the architect. On the other hand, architects are crossing boundaries, taking up new roles and experimenting with other approaches, while other professionals reinforce the importance of architecture. Melbourne-based architect, researcher and broadcaster&nbsp;<a title="Rory Hyde Projects" href="http://www.roryhyde.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rory Hyde</a>&nbsp;explored these developments in his book &ldquo;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0415533546/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0415533546&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=citybrea-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Practice</a>&ldquo;, by interviewing a wide range of people that observe and practice new strategies for making cities work. We talked to him about these individuals, the architectural profession and other forces that shape our surroundings. Will architecture dissolve into other professions or will it be able to recalibrate itself?"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112498637/generative-design-and-the-future-of-architecture-workshopping-with-zaha-hadid-code Generative Design and the Future of Architecture: Workshopping with Zaha Hadid: Code Archinect 2014-10-30T15:41:00-04:00 >2014-11-02T16:55:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3fq23ankqjc5cnd3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid: Code is the programming arm of the renowned Zaha Hadid Architecture, a firm known for it's sleek, futuristic designs. During the ACADIA workshop, the designers chose to focus on the task of developing unique, computationally derived models to 3D print within the tight three day timeframe of the workshop. For architecture firms like Zaha Hadid, these workshops serve as playgrounds and testbeds for technologies.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111195701/new-podcast-new-banknotes-new-neurons-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-6-2014 New podcast, new banknotes, new neurons: Weekly News Round-Up for October 6, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T20:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T21:26:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28fvn3tucg9zxp2q.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Sunday, October 12:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111135399/a-classic-american-look-feng-shui-notwithstanding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding</a>: Investigating the impact of wealthy Chinese immigrants on suburban Seattle's real estate boom.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Saturday, October 11:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110936408/indiana-ponders-abolishing-licensing-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects</a>: Part of a state-wide reconsideration of more than "200 types of professional licenses, permits and certifications", aimed at cutting regulatory costs.</li><li><a title='Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announcing "Archinect Sessions", our brand new podcast! Listen to Episode #1 now</a>: We're launching a weekly podcast to discuss prominent news items, feat. members of the Archinect community and other special guests. Ep. #1: "Where are the women?"</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 9:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110875379/architects-create-a-3-d-printed-column-that-survives-earthquakes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes</a>: Made of cement and based on ancient Incan techniques.</li><li><a title="Renzo Piano admits he's &quot;struggling to do something good&quot; for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110868931/renzo-piano-admits-he-s-struggling-to-do-something-good-for-the-la-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano admits he's "struggling to do something good" for the LA Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences project</a>: A fable to remind us that architecture is never solely the product of architects.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 8:...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110875379/architects-create-a-3-d-printed-column-that-survives-earthquakes Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:05:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ey/ey4o2dhr2bjo2zta.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The aptly named Quake Column is a knurled pillar of 3-D printed concrete that combines an ancient Incan masonry technique with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools to create a structure that can withstand seismic shocks without mortar or rebar. [...] It&rsquo;s an interesting proof of concept, but utilizing a 3-D printer, rather than traditional ceramic manufacturing technique also unlocked a host of other advantages.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103170138/which-architect-is-winning-the-3d-printing-rat-race Which Architect Is Winning The 3D Printing Rat Race? Alexander Walter 2014-07-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T23:32:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adce0c14946261d3284371f5e81f4819.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects and builders all over the world seem to be participating in a fictional rat race to build the very first 3D-printed house. In the past five years we&rsquo;ve seen quite some drawings and models of 3D-printed architecture, but only few architects have the printers running until now. In this article we&rsquo;ll compare five of the most prominent 3D-printing initiatives in the world to find out what 3D-printed architecture has in store for the coming years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/102263125/a-taste-of-how-3-d-printing-could-transform-high-tech-architecture A Taste of How 3-D Printing Could Transform High-Tech Architecture Archinect 2014-06-19T18:40:00-04:00 >2014-06-19T19:32:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a29ae9a10d6b55ddab9b9e00b7fd7fb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In partnership with 3D Systems, Arup used 3-D printers capable of fusing powdered steel to replace the clunky, welded assemblage of plates that made up the original design. The result is a streamlined part: 15-percent lighter than its conventionally fabricated forebear and 1,000 times cooler-looking.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/102251007/mini-robots-may-outcompete-3d-printing-in-the-evolution-of-construction Mini-robots may outcompete 3D printing in the evolution of construction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-19T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T17:52:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63cf6ad58829190db98bbc1cdede1533.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A team of researchers from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia are working on another solution: A swarm of tiny robots that could cover the construction site of the future, quickly and cheaply building greener buildings of any size. [...] "The robots can work simultaneously while performing different tasks, and having a fixed size they can create objects of virtually any scale, as far as material properties permit&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the Minibuilders in action below:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100171363/gensler-la-wants-to-use-drones-to-alleviate-the-scale-limits-of-3d-printing Gensler LA wants to use drones to alleviate the scale limits of 3D printing Paul Petrunia 2014-05-21T14:10:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T18:35:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b150f38be728ed120888e8bbb222aff6.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fully automated mobile platform for 3D printing capable of producing objects of limitless scale does not currently exist. In the hope of remedying this situation, Gensler&rsquo;s Los Angeles office initiated Mobile 3D Printing, a Gensler research project born from an observation of present-day 3D printing technology and its limitations.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100054706/norman-foster-explains-how-3d-printing-will-transform-architecture Norman Foster Explains How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T13:45:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a7aa2de7748aeebbd213dda60bf1a8e.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Super-starchitect Lord Norman Foster and his friends at the European Space Agency stunned the world last year with a plan to build a lunar base by 3D-printing it with moon dust. But what happens when you try something like that on Earth? How is 3D printing changing the way we build cities? I got the chance to ask Foster just that question at the Center for Architecture in New York City last night.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66633417/foster-partners-works-with-european-space-agency-to-3d-print-structures-on-the-moon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners works with European Space Agency to 3D print structures on the moon</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99430261/the-father-of-3d-printing-says-it-s-overhyped The father of 3D printing says it’s overhyped Archinect 2014-05-08T18:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:02:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/304409ccdd4fac34cbd076c381517078.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some writers and people who talk about 3D printing get over-enthused. Most of the stuff they talk about will happen someday&mdash;eventually. But there&rsquo;s the here-and-now and the near-term future, where a lot of that stuff is definitely hype and won&rsquo;t happen. I&rsquo;m very steeped into what can happen in the relatively near term. So I just tend not to pay too much attention when the hype gets too obscure.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98496231/timea-tihanyi-s-constructs-not-printed-made Timea Tihanyi's Constructs - Not Printed, Made Donna Sink 2014-04-22T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:27:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2ef380bnchk07ka.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the little structures will remind you of every last thing: foreclosed houses...the Olympic stadium in Beijing...the Colosseum, the crumbling ruins next door to the Colosseum. Each building maps a path through Tihanyi's mind, and yours. You visit every teeny room...climb every ladder...Then you return to your big self, looking down on layers of sheen and pale color emanating from the surfaces, as if layers of translucent skin have been laid on top of flesh. How could you not love these?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Art critic Jen Graves (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize ultimately won by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Inga Saffron</a>) reviews the tiny building-like constructions made by artist Timea Tihanyis.&nbsp; But while architecture aficionados will find these little structures initially reminiscent of 3D printed models, their laborious, fragile craftsmanlike construction reveals them as being made of Merleau -Ponty's "<a href="http://sensualanimist.com/2012/04/13/phenomenology-of-perception-maurice-merleau-ponty/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the flesh of the world</a>".&nbsp; In other words (fighting words?), revealing them to be much more like architecture.</p>